University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Bess Hieronymus Papers, 1930-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hieronymus, Bess, 1922-2008
Title: Bess Hieronymus Papers
Dates: 1930-2004
Creator Abstract: Bess Hieronymus was a professor emeritus in the UTSA Department of Music. Hieronymus was the first woman appointed to full professor at UTSA and the first person to receive a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and musicology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Content Abstract: The collection includes books, audiocassettes, compact discs, magazines, slides from a lecture series, and materials related to The Einstein I Knew including the manuscript, research material, correspondence, and photographs.
Identification: UA 99.0007
Extent: 23 linear feet (23 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Bess Hieronymus was a professor emeritus in the UTSA Department of Music. Born June 22, 1922, in Temple, Texas, Hieronymus was the first woman appointed to full professor at UTSA, where she developed and spearheaded the organ studies program.

Hieronymus was the first person to receive a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and musicology from the University of Texas at Austin. For 17 years, she organized the William C. Hall Organ Competition for undergraduate and graduate organ students in Texas universities.

Hieronymus' many awards and accomplishments include the J.C. Penney Award, The Headliner Award, Texas Teachers Award, Outstanding Alumna Award for Professional Achievements, two Hall of Fame Awards for exceptional talent and the Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award. She was the first American and first woman awarded membership in the prestigious National Russian Musical Society. Additionally, the Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution thanking her for her musical contributions to Texas.

Source: Harris, Ashley. "Professor Emeritus Bess Hieronymus dies March 22." UTSA Today, 27 March 2008. Retrieved from http://www.utsa.edu/today/2008/03/hieronymus.cfm (Accessed May 4, 2009).


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes books, audiocassettes, compact discs, magazines, slides from a lecture series, and materials related to The Einstein I Knew including the manuscript, research material, correspondence, and photographs.

This collection is housed at UTSA's HemisFair Park Campus, though off-site access is also available at UTSA's John Peace Library.


 

Organization of Collection

Original Deposit of September 2008 (Acc. 2008-052)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Hieronymus, Bess, 1922-2008.
Organizations
University of Texas at San Antonio--Faculty.
University of Texas at San Antonio--History.
Subjects
College teachers--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--History--20th century.
Universities and colleges--Texas--San Antonio.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Music--Study and teaching (Higher).
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Texas--Education--Universities and colleges.
Genres/Formats
Sheet music.
Audiocassettes.
Compact discs.
Manuscripts for publication.
Local Subjects
Education/Educators
UTSA History
UTSA Records

Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Bess Hieronymus at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bess Hieronymus Papers, UA 99.0007, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from the Estate of Bess Hieronymus in September 2008 (Acc. 2008-052).

Processing Information

Encoded by Angela McClendon Ossar, University Archivist. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Inventory of the Bess Hieronymus Papers

 

Original Deposit of September 2008 (Acc. 2008-052)

Includes books, audiocassettes, compact discs, magazines, slides from a lecture series, and materials related to The Einstein I Knew including the manuscript, research material, correspondence, and photographs.
Box
1 Organ recitals A-M [sheet music], 1960-1980s
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2 Organ recitals and funeral music N-Z [sheet music], 1970-1980s and 2002
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3 Matrimonial music, instrumental music and hymn tune descants [sheet music], 1970-1980s
Box
4 Hymn tune descants and choral preludes [sheet music], 1960-1970s
Box
5 Organ recitals and piano music [sheet music], 1950-1960s and 1980-1990s
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6 Popular choral preludes [sheet music], 1930s and 1960-1980s
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7 Organ recitals A-G [sheet music], 1940-1960s
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8 Organ recitals H-S [sheet music], 1940-1960s
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9 Organ recitals and hymn tune descants T-Z [sheet music], 1940-1960s
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10 Organ recitals A-R [sheet music], 1950-1960s
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11 Binder with music composers, collections, and music sheets, 1960-1980s
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12 Books and music sheets, 1970-1990s
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13 Oversize organ recitals [music sheets], 1980-1990s
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14 Programs, recitals, and publicity information, 1970-1990s
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15 Chorale preludes, invitations, and official UTSA memoranda, 1990-2002
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16 Organ recitals, 1940-1990s
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17 Books and literature on musicology and the organ, 1960-1990
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18 Theses and literature on the theology of music and recital documents, 1980-2003
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19 The Einstein I Knew [manuscript, research material, correspondence, and photographs], 1979-1993
Box
20 Audiocassettes [Pipe Dreams], 1979-1993
Box
21 Compact discs [Orchestra and Organ music], 1989-2004
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22 Audiocassettes and compact discs [Orchestra and Organ music], 1990s
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23 Audiocassettes and compact discs [Orchestra and Organ music], 1930-1960s